A campaign to acquire 160 acres for a community forest, within a mile of Sandpoint and Dover. Learn more »


Understanding the connection between our health and the outdoors is some of the most important work we can do. Our connection with nature is fundamental to our shared humanity, and our future. Learn more »


This Spring something special happened in Heron Montana. Thirty students from Clark Fork Jr./Sr. High School were touched by nature. Read more »


It is hard to believe that 14 years ago a small group of dedicated individuals got together to imagine how a land trust could help protect vital habitat for our region's Bull Trout ... Find out more »
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What We Do

 Kaniksu Land Trust is a not-for-profit organization that promotes healthy lands and healthy communities with the understanding that the two are inextricably linked. We facilitate voluntary land conservation by working with landowners to keep priceless lands intact. We also engage our community with land in order to overcome challenges related to health and education, and to encourage an ethic of longterm stewardship. By investing in Kaniksu Land Trust, you are helping to create abundant and restorative communities in north Idaho and northwest Montana. Thank You!

KLT programs include:

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What's Going On

  • Dave Kretzschmar joins the KLT team »

    I often say I have four mentors, all deceased: John Muir, Helen and Scott Nearing, and H.D. Thoreau.  In my opinion, their intelligence and passion are as relevant to me and to our world today as when they wrote and walked on this earth.  My … Read More »

  • Paul Bannick: February 10th 2017 »

    Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls  February 10th: Two showings 3:00 pm or 6:00 pm The Little Panida Sandpoint Idaho  Admission: $5 Owl: A Year in the Lives  of North American Owls Award winning photographer Paul Bannick will … Read More »

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Getting our Community


  • KLT is trying something new: proving the relevance of nature and conservation to the broader community by creating authentic opportunities to connect with the land. Nature is a powerful force for change, be it community health and wellness, education, or a long list of other hurdles.

    By applying a community-driven model to its conservation work, KLT is able to address community challenges while encouraging a strong conservation ethic. Join us to support healthy, vibrant communities in north Idaho and northwest Montana, while ensuring the viability of our shared landscape into the future.